Podocarpos

  • Plum pine - © Flickr user - pete the poet
  • Moreton Bay Fig
  • Bosquebombus - podocarpus - Zamorayt
  • Waterfall podocarpus - © Flickr User - meandre
  • © andydrumm

Key information: Podocarpos

    • Hugely diverse park in the south of Ecuador, ranging from rainforest at 900m to paramo and peaks at 3,600m. Gorgeous glacially scooped lakes in the highlands. Most of the podocarpus are long gone, as is quite a lot of the animal life, but prepare for glorious birdlife.
      • Trekking in cloud forest, paramo and rainforest - a huge range available. 

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  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating82

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,600 m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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© Bosquebombus - podocarpus - Zamorayt

WALK SUMMARY

Hugely diverse park in the south of Ecuador near Vilacamba, ranging from rainforest at 900m to paramo and peaks at 3,600m. Gorgeous glacially scooped lakes in the highlands. Most of the podocarpus (native conifers) are long gone, as is quite a lot of the animal life, but prepare for glorious birdlife.

Trekking in cloud forest, paramo and rainforest - a huge range available.

This can be demanding walking in high, remote mountains with unpredictable weather, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause problems. Come prepared.

Ecuador Climbing and Hiking Guide - Viva has a worthwhile section on this area. Find relevant books by using our Amazon search function:


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